11.3.13

A Prayer (II): O Lord, Our Lord

When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, 
the moon and the stars which thou hast established

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, 
and full of trouble. 

What is man that thou art mindful of him, 
and the son of man that thou dost care for him?

He comes forth like a flower, and withers; 
he flees like a shadow, and continues not.

Yet thou hast made him little less than God, 
and dost crown him with glory and honor.

And dost thou open thy eyes upon such a one and bring him into judgment with thee?


Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? 
There is not one. 

Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; 
thou hast put all things under his feet,

Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with thee, 
and thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass,

all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, 
and the fish of the sea.whatever passes along the paths of the sea.

look away from him, and desist, 
that he may enjoy, like a hireling, his day. 

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

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